About Arm Wrestling:

Arm wrestling involves two participants. Each places one arm on a Pad with their elbows bent and touching the Pad and they grip each other's hand. The goal is to pin the other's arm onto the Pin pad, with the winner's arm over the loser's arm.


Technique and overall arm strength are the two greatest contributing factors to winning an arm wrestling match. Other factors such as the length of an arm wrestler’s arm, his/her muscle and arm mass/density, hand grip size, wrist endurance and flexibility, reaction time, as well as countless other traits, can add to the advantages of one arm wrestler over another. It is sometimes used to prove who is stronger between two or more people.


In competitive arm wrestling, arm wrestling is performed with both competitors standing up with their arms placed on a tournament arm wrestling table. Arm wrestling tournaments are also divided into weight classes as well as left and right-handed divisions.


"Come and try" - Public Participation:

We will run batches of between 4 and 8 contenders at a time, the public can come and enter and will be given a time that their slot will start competing they will then compete and the winner of the batch will collect his/her prize from the exhibitor on the exhibitors floor, ( the amount of batches we run will greatly depend on the amount of exhibitors willing to sponsors a prize) this will also be an open weight devision thus anyone vs anyone.


Weekend program:

  • Friday info session and public interaction 09:00 – 15:00
  • Saturday Pro Arm wrestling event. Weigh-in starts 8:00 – 09:00 competitions to start 9:30 promptly till 17:00
  • Sunday public participation event 9:00 – till finished


Can I enter and how do I enter:

  • To enter the pro event, participants will need to contact Linus Cornelius on cell : 0728955699 or email :, this is however a pro event thus only pro arm wrestlers may enter, a pro would be classifide as someone whom has competed at one of our national championships.
  • To enter the Public participation, participants will need to be at the expo on Sunday and will enter at the Arm Wrestling , there will be an entery fee of R20. They will sign an indemnety form and await there competing times.


Contact Information:
Linus Cornelius or 072 895 5699

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Sport Confirmed International Athletes:

Edward Khaplekhamitov =  Russia

(he is a Russian champion in his weight division)

Julien Boumsong = Cameroon

(General Secretary of the African Arm wrestling Federation)

Designed by Tanya van der Walt